Thursday, August 7, 2008

Daily Trek -- August 7, 2008

What'd I miss?

Everything you need to know to stay informed each day in 5 minutes or less!  Read your regular news and include this and you will be able to participate in most any current events discussion.
A U.S. Border Patrol agent was held at gunpoint Sunday night by members of the Mexican military who had crossed the border into Arizona, but the soldiers returned to Mexico without incident when backup agents responded to assist.

A young man, his father, and a friend were charged with wide ranging crimes related to a possible plot to assassinate the President. Maps of Camp David and the motorcade route were found along with weapons,  pipe bombs, and instructions on killing at 200 yards.

Newt Gingrich says Republicans should shut down the government over the drilling issue, Pelosi did say there were Parlimentary tricks the Republcians could use to force a vote if they can get the support.  This would be one of them.  Of course Gingrich's didn't have much success with government shut downs when he was in charge, miscalculating who would be blamed. 

George Clooney has a fundraiser planned for Obama in Switzerland, but after the recent beating he has taken over his Rainbow Tour Hugh Hewitt wonders if that will be the next thing to end up under the buss!

Democrat Congressman Tom Allen of Maine, who is running against Susan Collins for the Senate, called on the President to call Congress back into session.  Problem is he voted for the adjournment just last week!

More fact checking of Obama's tire inflation claims.  Did you know that about two thirds of us already inflate our tires?  Not that much savings left to squeeze out of that remaining third is there?

The Washington Post doesn't think much of Obama's windfall oil tax, seems even they can figure out that it is just a shell game, "robing Peter to pay Peter"!

At leat one of the Presidential candidates has a sense of humor -- John McCain Suggests That His Wife Would Make A Good Entrant In Sturgis Topless Beauty Contest.

Al Gore has a new house boat -- BS One, well actually it is 'Bio-Solar One' but, if the boat fits sail it!

There is a spot in So Cal where the ground is 812 degrees! Some geological anomaly!

Germany gets it -- they are delaying or halting the decommissioning of some of their nuclear plants.  They get about 40% of their natural gas from Russia and they have quite a bit of coal.

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